The starting salary for this role is £27,991 per annum, 36 hours per week (pro-rata for part-time staff) based within the Frimley Park Hospital Team, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, GU16 7UJ.
As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working from home or wherever works best.
This is a full-time position but part-time applications will be considered.
The Hospital service runs from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. In practice you are likely to be required to work a minimum of one weekend shift per month and one late shift per week. Staff who are on the rota to work a shift falling on a weekend will be given a day off in lieu. Full time applicants will be contracted to a 36-hour week and these hours will be worked on a rota basis across 7 days a week.
Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.
Our vision is ‘Working with all our partners to make a difference to the lives of people, through trusted, personalised and universal social care support, so people have choice and control, and can maximise their wellbeing and independence in their local community’.
You will be part of a team and will have access to direction, support and supervision from a qualified Social Worker.
You will have frequent direct contact with the public on the phone as well as visiting them in their own home or care setting. Your role will involve a variety of tasks including assessing people’s needs and carrying out regular reviews. You will be confident and competent in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments.
You will work in partnership with individuals, their carers, professional staff in other agencies, service providers and the locality team staff in order to support vulnerable adults and their families to identify and arrange services that meet their needs and promote independence, choice and control.
You will have a caseload and work with individuals who need additional support or guidance in order to identify their needs or where best interests decisions need to be made on their behalf, they may need close monitoring, or frequent review or interventions to minimise and manage risk may be required. You may be involved in carrying out risk assessments and prescribing basic daily living equipment and minor property adaptations. You will be involved in supporting safeguarding investigations and attending safeguarding meetings with the support of qualified practitioners. In order to meet these requirements you will have substantial experience of working with people who have social care needs.
Post holders may work with any combination, or all, of the following care groups: older people, people with physical, sensory, cognitive impairments, people with a learning disability and people with mental health problems.
You will have the opportunity to work on the new ‘Discharge to Assess’ model to support vulnerable residents leaving hospital settings in a timely and safe manner.
This exciting work will include working within hospitals as part of an integrated workforce of Health and Social Care practitioners with the aim of supporting our residents in their recovery in the community.
The Discharge to Assess model also provides continuity of care whereby you as a practitioner will see the resident’s progress from an acute hospital, to the community and provide Adult Social Care support to enable and empower residents to lead their fullest life whilst promoting their independence and decision-making.
You will need to have competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
The work involves travelling within Surrey and also to other parts of the county. Therefore applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22 May 2022.
Interviews will take place week commencing 30 May 2022.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Mitch Gardner, Team Manager on 01483 517120.
We look forward to receiving your application and personal statement, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.